Our Lady of Lourdes Medaille - 1950s

Trésor Bleu

ITEM NO. B100.102

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 French. Mid Century, Trésor Bleu Exclusive - c. 1950s

Large Lourdes Medal, in traditional bleu vitreous enamel.  Two sided:  front side features our Lady, with the verso featuring a relief image of the Apparition at Lourdes, which took place in 1858 with a 14-year old St. Bernadette as a witness in the Pyranees Mountains of Southern France.  A large medal with filigree surround, 925 silver, with French authenticity and maker's mark on the bale.  Just over the size of a quarter, at 1.1 inches in diameter, original jump ring.

It hangs on a silver 18" chain, which catches the light beautifully.   

Trésors blue are tiny pieces of French art, history, and devotion.  Also known as Médailles De Pelerinage" or "Medals of Pilgrimage," these little medals have had voyages from another generation, another life, another country.  The deep "ultramarine" blue is the sacred color of Mary, representing truth, hope, and faith since 200 AD.  People of faith still undertake pilgrimages as a way of deepening their religious devotion, seeking miracles, spiritual healing, forgiveness, or for the journey itself.  The experience is not solely about reaching the end, it is about what is endured, enjoyed, and learned along the way.

All trésors bleu are pre-packaged for gifting and shipping is free within the U.S.